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Getting here

Wherever possible guests are being encouraged to use public transport to get to and from the Festival.

Maitland Railway Station is only a 500 metre or five-minute walk from The Levee.

Please visit www.transportnsw.info for full timetable information.

There are a range of transport options including bustrain and taxi.

The official taxi ranks will not be affected by the road closures or the event.

They are located at:

  • Elgin Street opposite ANZ
  • Ken Tubman Dr opposite cinemas
  • Out the front of The Belmore Hotel.

With Maitland Train Station being only a short 8 minute walk from the event site, catching a train into Maitland Aroma is one of the easiest ways to get into the event.

Visit Transport NSW for the latest timetables and to plan your trip to and from Maitland Aroma

With the amount of people attending the event, parking can become an issue for some.

Taxi Services will be available throughout the event weekend.

To organise your journey to and from the event, contact Maitland Taxis on 02 4933 7333, 131 008 or www.131008.com.

There are a range of car parks available around Central Maitland if you choose to drive to Maitland Taste Deconstructed. 

  • Sempil Street Car Park
  • St Andrews Street Car Park
  • Elgin Street Car Park
  • Riverside Plaza Car Park
  • Pre School Lane Car Park

Each of the car parks listed has accessible parking available.

Maitland Events is committed to making our events a safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for all.

For people with a disability or those with accessibility requirements coming along to our events who would like further information on the site specifics or require alternative arrangement assistance prior to the event, please feel free to check out our accessibility page or contact the Maitland Events Team on 4931 2801 or email [email protected]

Maitland Aroma will bring the community together in a COVID Safe way to celebrate the great food, freshly ground coffee beans, rich melted chocolate and decadent dishes descend from Maitland and the Hunter Region.

In line with the current advice from NSW Health, Maitland Aroma is currently proceeding as planned. The events staff at Maitland Aroma have put in a number of measures to help reduce the risks for COVID-19:

  • The footprint of the event will be expanded from Riverside Carpark into The Levee to spread crowd numbers.

  • The hours of the event have been extended to allow more time for people to come and go as they please throughout the day and the night.

  • Attendance at Maitland Aroma has been limited to 1 person per 2 square metres.

  • A number of hands free sanitizer stations have been purchased and will be scattered throughout the events sites, as well as bottles of hand sanitizer at activity areas.

  • All event attendees will be required to check in via the QR code on entry to spaces.

Maitland Aroma will have a detailed COVID-19 Safety Plan and will require attendees to check in, maintain appropriate social distancing, and abide by all COVID-19 recommendations whilst attending the event.

If you are planning to be an event attendee, please respect the advice from NSW Health, which encourages you to:

  • Stay home and not attend if you are feeling unwell

  • Stay home and not attend if you have been to a country considered at higher risk in the past 14 days

Symptoms of COVID-19 Include:

  • Fever (37.5 ° Or Higher)

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Shortness of Breath (Difficulty Breathing)

  • Runny Nose

  • Loss of Taste

  • Loss of Smell

Other Reported Symptoms Include:

  • Fatigue

  • Acute Blocked Nosed (Congestion)

  • Muscle Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Headache

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Loss of Appetite.

Unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis have also been reported as symptoms of COVID-19.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

We ask that all event attendees practice simple hygiene by:

  • Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water (additional hand washing stations will be available at the event), or use an alcohol-based hand rub

  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow.

  • Using hand sanitiser

For more information about coronavirus and other important links, please visit:

  • In accordance with Government health requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, patrons (including staffcontractors, and general public) who enter the event site for the event are required to check in via the QR code on entry to the event site and activated spaces.  

Any person coming to the event site, either in a working capacity or as a visitor MUST NOT attend: 

  • If they are unwell 
  • If they have been diagnosed as having COVID-19 
  • If they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or currently awaiting COVID-19 test results. 

 All persons entering or intending to enter the event site are advised to: 

  • Check in with the Service NSW app 
  • Avoid unnecessary contact (i.e. shaking hands, hugging, etc.) 
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from others 
  • Practice good hand hygiene 
  • Immediately notify a staff member if they begin to feel ill, or are developing any COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, runny nose, muscle pain, nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea) whilst on site.  

NOTE: If a person is suffering from or displaying any of these symptoms, the event staff reserves the right to refuse entry to or exclude that person from the site. 

  • Check in with the Service NSW

Make it a weekend and book a country farm stay, cosy cottage getaway, eco retreat or funky guesthouse. Find out more here.

Check out our FAQs to find out any other information you might need to know before coming to Maitland Aroma. 

Sempill Street Carpark

St Andrew Street Carpark

Elgin Street Car Park

Riverside Plaza Car Park

Pre School Lane Car Park

If you have any questions or concerns about Maitland Aroma, we are happy to help.

Please contact the events team at [email protected] or call 4931 2801.